Unable to play you tube videos

Dell Laptop PP21L
October 26, 2007 at 01:59:37
Specs: XP, 1.40GHz, 504 MB RAM

I used to be able to play you tube (YT) videos without a problem but I am suddenly unable to.
The message I get is that Javascript may be turned off or I need to update to the latest flash driver.

I have checked that javascript is enabled (I think! - sun java is ticked under advanced setting in IE>tools) and I have uninstalled and reinstalled the latest Adobe flash driver as instructed in the help and support files on the adobe site, but I still cannot play YT videos.

I think the problem started after I updated to IE7. On the same day, I installed some other updates from Microsoft including Service Pack 3.

Please, can someone out there help me, I'm going bonkers...

Always needing help!!!

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October 26, 2007 at 02:56:07

So, can you do restore to an earlier date?

Click Start, Programs, and then Accessories
Click System Tools and open System Restore
In the System Restore window, select Restore my computer to an earlier time and click Next and follow the steps to restore your computer to an earlier date.

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October 26, 2007 at 03:16:24

OK thanks, but before I do that will this mean that I will not be able to upgrade to IE7 or service pack 3 because the problem will re occur?

Always needing help!!!

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October 26, 2007 at 04:14:53

I just don't think Service Pack 3 is ready.

Read Below link.


I also personally,do not update when all is well.
It is like risking a BIOS update I don't need.
My security has been fine with AVG AntiVirus and AVG AntiSpyware,which are freeware.See below links.



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October 26, 2007 at 07:26:13

Hi Street1,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you. I restored to a few days ago.

I can now watch you tube videos, IE7 is still installed and all else is working well. I will check out the AVG anti virus when my existing is up for renewal.

Thanks again, much appreciated

Always needing help!!!

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October 26, 2007 at 07:30:39

In short, dont use IE, use Firefox.

Long answer, Re-install flash from adobes website, and re-install java from suns website.

Firefox > IE

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October 26, 2007 at 09:26:29

Thanks Outlander - I had already tried to re-install falsh from Adobe but to no avail but have solved my problem with help from Street1 - see above
Thanks again

Always needing help!!!

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